Professor Jak Othman will be leading a Harimau Berantai seminar at the Academy on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Pre-registration is currently $140 for both days and $80 for a single day until July 1st when registration costs go up, so if you’re interested in training with Professor Jak make sure to register early so you get the best price.
You can register online here.
From Friday, May 20th through the following Friday, May 27th we’ll be holding an Open House Week.
During the Open House Week all of our scheduled classes will be free for everyone, so if you have friends or family who have always wanted to come try out training, or you yourself have been on the fence for a while, come in and enjoy free, no-obligation classes all week.
We’re excited to announce we now have teen classes opening up to the thirteen to seventeen age range.
These classes are specially designed to instill the skills needed for students to defend themselves effectively while learning in a fun, supportive environment. Our teen classes are carefully structured to provide the martial training, physical conditioning, and mental preparedness to build a strong foundation for when students are ready to advance into the adult classes.
As one of mankind’s oldest weapons, it’s hard to beat the simple effectiveness of the stick. Combine that with the fact that a walking cane can be carried in many places other tools like blades and firearms cannot and you have an extremely versatile force multiplier that can accompany you almost anywhere.
Due to the age of the weapon there are countless stick based systems. We’re going to look past the common stick arts like Kali, Arnis, and Pekiti Tirsia and examine two arts we teach at the Wik Academy that utilize specifically the walking stick or cane.
Maha Guru Richard Crabbe DeBordes will be coming to the Academy March 19th and 20th to teach a special seminar on Hanafi lineage Silek Harimau Minangkabau. He will be instructing in both empty hand and cane techniques.
In addition to being a world authority on Silek Harimau Minangkabau Maha Guru DeBordes has taught and acted as an adviser to many special forces groups and police tactical teams, and has also acted in a capacity as a presidential security aide for the Republic of Ghana.
The special silat seminar with Professor Jak Othman is just a few days away, so we wanted to remind everyone again of some important information for everyone able to attend. There’s still time to register if you’re interested in training with Professor Othman, just click here. Even if you can only come for one day, training with someone as skilled and knowledgeable as Professor Othman is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
We’re excited to announce new movement based fitness classes on Mondays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. These classes are free to all current students, regardless of what training membership they have.
It’s an unfortunate fact that the nature of modern life is very static. Most people wake up to sit at a breakfast table, then sit in the car for their commute, then sit at a desk at work or at school, then sit in the car for another commute home to spend their evening sitting on the couch in front of the television. When you add all of that up, a large majority of people spend more hours of their lives in a seated position than they do standing or moving.
Professor Jak Othman will be returning to the Wik Academy of Martial Arts February 20th – 21st. Professor Othman is the head of Harimau Berantai a style of silat you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Ohio.
If you’re anywhere near the Cincinnati area this is an event you do not want to miss!
Cost is $140 preregistration (before January 30th) and $150 at the door for both days, $70 preregistration and $80 at the door for a single day.
Times will be 10am – 4pm both days. We will do a short break for lunch. Please bring something to snack on as lunch will be no more than 30 minutes.
You can register online here.
The Wik Academy will be closed on:
Thursday, December 24th
Friday, December 25th
Saturday, December 26th
Due to the Christmas holiday as well as on:
We’ve updated our class schedule once again and have some exciting new arts we’re now offering, one of which is exclusive in Ohio to the Wik Academy.
We’re excited to announce we’re now offering classes in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Pencak Silat Mande Muda, Silek Harimau Minangkabau, and Harimau Berantai Silat. We are currently the only school in Ohio authorized to teach Harimau Berantai Silat by Professor Jak Othman. This central Javanese art is known in particular for its efficient and deadly blade techniques and its use of the kapak kecil or small axe – a unique weapon you won’t find taught anywhere else.